\ ˈkrȯs-ˌklām How to pronounce cross-claim (audio) \

Definition of cross-claim

: a claim against a party on the same side of a legal action

First Known Use of cross-claim

1952, in the meaning defined above

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Legal Definition of cross-claim

: a claim against a party on the same side of an action (as a coplaintiff or codefendant) — compare counterclaim, cross-action, cross-appeal, third-party claim

Note: Under Rule 13(g) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, a cross-claim must be related to the original action in that it arises from the same transaction or occurrence as the original action or a counterclaim, or involves property that is the subject matter of the original action.

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cross-claim intransitive verb

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